I have been eating more real food and less processed for a while. Basically it takes planning and cooking. I had another minor victory. Last night I ordered pizza for our house guests but I made eggplant with goat cheese – very good. 3 months ago
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It’s been too hot so I haven’t eaten all that well lately. I eat salads, humus, chips and dips, sandwiches. Sometimes frozen pizza. Tonight I cooked. I surprised my SO and he was delighted. 8 months ago
Bad planning yesterday led to no dinner plans and too tired – headed out for locally raised hamburger but was closed – stopped at grocery for a chicken – good choice.
Worked too late in the studio and thought about getting take-out. But I had defrosted meat – which I knew I could grill in less time than getting take-out. Grilled beef, sauteed zucchini, and some dark chocolate. Better choice 11 months ago
I had 2 weak moments – Sunday afternoon and last night – just didn’t have meals planned and was busy in the studio. But, we were able to pull together 2 great meals with whole foods in the house. No need to order out! Sunday – shrimp/sundried tomatoes/sauteed in white wine with capresse salad. Monday – miso soup with grilled chicken breast 11 months ago
Community supported agriculture program – I joined it. A local farm sold shares for $20/week. I get a box of produce every week for 12 weeks. This week I got strawberries, zucchini, onions, cabbage, beets, broccoli. I made a beet and goat cheese salad for dinner tonight. I also made zucchini sticks – for dipping. It was a good meal. This is the second week that I got produce and I like the program. But now I have 2 cabbages that I am not sure what to do with. Maybe I will try baking them. 12 months ago
Philosophically, whey protein seems like a processed food. But I bought a can of it to try to increase the amount of protein and curb hunger – and I LOVE shakes. The stuff tastes ok – perhaps there is better out there. I am uncertain about the processed part. But it has helped me eat fewer carbs and curbed the hunger. I might buy another can and try it for a while longer. 13 months ago
Real food is the way to go – but it takes planning and the moment I don’t plan, I drop the ball. I make a lot of soups and freeze them – which is great until it gets warm (then they aren’t so appealing). I keep frozen shrimp around because I can saute them quickly for a dinner and they always taste like a treat to me.
Good luck and please share any good recipes that you find!
Rae 13 months ago
I’ve just completed three weeks of an experiment. Living alone as I do I find it very difficult to cook for just me without freezing at least half of what I make (and some things do not freeze well). My last grocery store trip was also very expensive so I tried eating out for the last three weeks. Yep, it’s cheaper. But the food just isn’t as good as I can make myself and it’s very difficult to eat low GI while out unless I eat only salads. I think I will eat out more but not entirely. I just don’t like how it makes me feel. I need to cook smarter. 13 months ago
So that screws the goose for dinner, I guess, as the SO is coming over and I’ve prepared the required snacks and usual foods for a game. But breakfast and lunch were good. 15 months ago
Breakfast: cheese and egg
Lunch: frozen pizza (!)
Dinner: Olive Garden (I give up! Will try again tomorrow!) 15 months ago
I bought some fresh Lima beans and was exited to cook them last night. They just never got tender so I left them on the stove – and burned ‘em! So I discarded the burned beans and cooked the rest again tonight. They are still undone! These are some stubborn beans – plus they taste burned. So I’m giving up.
Breakfast – scrambled egg with basil and Parmesan.
Lunch – refried beans and cheese with salad and whole grain chips
Snack – nuts
Dinner – Fail. I’m not hungry! 15 months ago
Breakfast: Homemade, WW toast with cherries, acai and pomagranite jam
Lunch: Keilbasa and cabbage
Dinner: A bit of a fail. It was supposed to be lean roast beef, butter beans and brown rice but the butter beans still weren’t cooked after 35 minutes so it turned into the beef and another slice of my bread. But I’ll eat the beans once they cook! 15 months ago
Breakfast: homemade whole wheat toast and almond butter
Lunch: Big spinach salad
Dinner: taco salad with meat and beans and fresh Pico de Gallo 15 months ago
So today when my SO and I went to CostCo he wanted a hot dog and a drink. Normally, I’d say, OK, me too. But I thought about this goal and the chickpea/tuna salad I made yesterday and passed. I’m having it now and it’s tasty and good for me: chickpeas, tuna, quiona, onions, celery, carrots and field greens. High fiber, low carb, good fats, and a drink of black tea, which is full of good stuff and no sugar or artificial sweeteners. I can do this. 15 months ago
Here’s the recipe.
http://www.breadtopia.com/moist-whole-wheat-banana-bread/ 15 months ago
I’ve done a lot of reading on diet, the roles of different foods and their effects and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really pretty simple: Eat more real food and less processed stuff. More fruits and veggies (fresh); less fries and cold cuts. Eat more whole grains and fewer cookies. Cook more. Eat out less. Easy.
Tonight I made what I call a mash. Red beans and red lentils with tomatoes, onions and peppers seasoned with some chili and served over brown rice. Pretty yummy, cheap, easy, and good for me. And it goes great with a beer! 15 months ago